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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Midday Roundup: ISIS kills U.S. service member in Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy |  Combat death. Pentagon officials confirmed this morning that Islamic State militants killed a U.S. service member assisting Peshmerga fighters in…

Two U.S. missionaries slain in Jamaica

By Onize Ohikere
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Missions | Jamaican police are looking for clues in the murder of two U.S. missionaries whose bodies were found over the weekend in the Caribbean island’s rural north…

Women face the draft after lawmaker’s protest amendment backfires

By Jim Henry
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Military | Before the end of the month, the House of Representatives likely will take up the next National Defense Authorization Act and with it a controversial proposal…

Mother’s Day is as charming as a delivery of silk flowers

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Seen in the best possible light, Mother’s Day pays tribute to a wide variety of moms. Given the state of our Union, director Garry Marshall and the film’s…

Report: Persecution causing global suffering

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | U.S. commission’s annual report highlights ongoing deterioration of religious freedom

Ratchet & Clank needs major overhaul

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Films based on video games have had a few box-office hits in the last 20 or so years, but not a single critical success (defined as having more than 50…

Rescuers scramble to save dozens trapped in collapsed Nairobi building

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | A six-story residential building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, late Friday left 20 people dead and as many as 73 people trapped in the debris. The…

Globe Trot: Five years after Bin Laden’s death, U.S. has much to learn

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Today is the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and the CIA has been criticized—to the tune of thousands of comments…

Midday Roundup: Fire engulfs Manhattan church on Orthodox Easter Sunday

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Easter inferno. Fire destroyed a historic cathedral in Manhattan on Sunday evening, just hours after its Orthodox congregation celebrated Easter. The Serbian…

U.S. spotlights human rights in Vietnam ahead of Obama’s visit

By Julia A. Seymour
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Human Rights | The U.S. State Department has urged Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit. “The promotion of…

Pro-life, anti-war activist Daniel Berrigan dies

By Feumba Samen
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Obituary | Daniel J. Berrigan, an American Jesuit priest best known for his countercultural peace activism, died over the weekend after suffering from an undisclosed…

Weekend Reads: Encouraging words for weary and wounded shepherds

Weekend Reads: Encouraging words for weary and wounded shepherds

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Christopher Ash never makes the obvious pun (Ash assails burnout) in  Zeal Without Burnout: Seven Keys to a Lifelong Ministry of Sustainable

 
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